If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to all.
The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
God will forgive me. It's his job.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
The Wedding March always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
Be entirely tolerant or not at all follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.
The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.
Dieu me pardonnera c'est son metier. (God will pardon me, that's his job.)
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.
The men of action are, after all only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
Atheism is the last word of theism
I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death
Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle